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The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon


Published 1955


This is the final episode of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode Flash learns that the survivors of the underworld kingdom that he thought he had destroyed in episode 35, "The Earth's Core," seek revenge on the "surface people.


Run time 26 Minutes
Producer Wenzel Lüdecke
Production Company Inter-Continental Film Productions
Audio/Visual sound, B & W
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: bilwalsh@swbell.net - - October 21, 2010
Subject: Stop and Think
Today we are all so used to high tech graphics and special effects. But back in the early fifties the special effects were...well...lets just say lacking. For it's time Flash Gordon was just about as "cutting edge" as any other science fiction movie or show. Today it's just cheesey.

BUT, for those of us old enough to have grown up back then and watched it, it brings back fond memories of our lost youth.
Reviewer: fluxdelux - - June 19, 2010
Subject: underground nazis in torn plastic garbage bags?
I wonder why they used pseudo-german sounding accents for the underground people.
Reviewer: DoctorBotanus - - May 8, 2010
Subject: Not sure what to think.
I really would like to love this show. But its pretty boring. Notice the long gaps between dialogue. Its so... Slow? The sets are so flimsy.
The shows premise has nothing to do with F lash Gordon. It's actually much closer to Buck Rogers and is set in the distant future. I cant say when the Universal serials took place. I don't think it was mentioned, but I was always under the impression that Flash Gordon has a contemporary setting. We have Zarkov, Flash and Dale, but no Ming, no Mongo or Frigia? No Aura, no Vultan, no Thun and no Barin. Steve Holland is perfect as Flash, and his costumes are cool,but that's all you really get.
None the less, I hope that I can someday see the whole series. Don't ask me why. I'm a completest.
Reviewer: macabeemchai - - March 26, 2010
Subject: EXCELLENT!
So amazing to see how Flash Gordon got its start in moving media and evolved into the later - now cult classic - film with a Queen soundtrack and all. Great! Thanks! MC
Reviewer: doowopbob - - February 23, 2010
Subject: I Did'nt Think....
....There Could Be A Worse Sci-Fi TV Series Than Rocky Jones, Space Cadet..But This Kraut Krap Wins Hands Down..!
Reviewer: skybandit - - October 31, 2009
Subject: Space Nazis!
This el-cheapo version of Flash was filmed in Germany, so ALL the aliens have German accents. This is why so many of the episodes look like they're set in bombed-out cities...they were FILMED in bombed-out cities. Pretty bad stuff. Flash's low point until SyFy got hold of him. That comparison earns this version an extra star.
Reviewer: 2muchtv - - May 17, 2009
Subject: Found a great eppy synopses and season info online
A sci-fi TV researcher has provided a nice synopsis for each eppy here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~joesarno/tvcomics/flash.htm

The epps are in alphabetical order, not air order.

IMDB has the epp order here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140738/episodes#season-1

Must see TV - Steve Holland seems to be hoping for a 50's-esque leading man part, judging by the eee-normous hair-do and frequent need to remove his shirt to reveal his "guns and six-pack." Very much similar to William Shatner in the 1960s TV ver of Star Trek - so many resons to remove your shirt when doing sci-fi, don't you know!
Reviewer: Spuzz - - July 29, 2008
Subject: I'll just strap myself into my Gyno Chair.
Sort of a "Flash Gordon" for the Ed Wood set, this is a very bargain basement version here, with minimal special effects, bad acting, and curiously bad story lines. In this, Flash and company must go and go to war with the people living beneath the earth's core. It's run by a guy with a bad German accent and yes, his idiot savant. The ending is spectacular.. watch how he catches the bad guy! And then THE END. Like they couldnt come up with a non sequituir to wrap it up?
Reviewer: rq52 - - July 25, 2008
Subject: Flash Gordon
Interesting show. My brother and I would get early Sunday morning before going to Sunday School and watch Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkof foil
the attempts a some dastardly fiend.
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